On Colored Golf Balls

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Give me one good reason I shouldn’t use a colored ball.

I am a 34-year-old with a 7.1 index.  When I connect on a drive, it goes close to 300 yards.  I have a wife and labrador.  I like football and beer.  And this year, I’m playing with colored golf balls, and I’m proud of it.

The reason why is simple:  they are easier to see, both when they travel in air, and when I’m looking for them in the rough or among the trees, which is a common occurrence for me.

There’s no logical reason not to play colored balls.  The main illogical reason is that colored balls are for dorks.  But is a colored golf ball all that weird?  Tour pros already use pink drivers, wear colored pants, and sport head covers that look like a three-year-old’s stuffed animal.  How is a colored golf ball different?

The only issue is finding a quality colored ball to play.  I did some research, and it looks like I have two good options:  the Srixon Z-Star, and the Nike RZN Black.  I’ve played with neither before this year, so I bought a sleeve of each.  I’m leaning toward the Nike ball at this point, but it’s too early to tell with certainty.

I predict it won’t be long before other companies make their best balls in different colors (and hopefully not just yellow).  And once more companies start making colored balls, I won’t be surprised to see more tour pros using them to help with the marketing.  I’m simply ahead of the curve.

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